3 Awesome DIY Projects

Do-It-Yourself projects are a great way to help keep your budget in check and add a little personal flare to your big day! Creative weddings at the Historic Kent Manor on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is always in style. We, here at the Historic Kent Manor Inn, have seen some pretty amazing work from our 1,000+ brides.

Check out some of the beautiful things they’ve made and our tips on how you can do something similar to make it your own.

  1. Table Numbers

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[Photo Credit: K. Rainier Photography]

Jen and Mike used simple table card holder decorated with wine corks and ribbon to match their coastal wine-themed wedding. By keeping the table numbers simple, they were able to let their lavish floral centerpieces take the spotlight on the tables. If you plan on having large centerpieces and don’t want anything else on your table to compete for attention, then simple table numbers on a decorative stand (possibly adorned with ribbon in your wedding colors) might be the best route. Another alternative is to do the complete opposite and have simple centerpieces with lavish table numbers. You can get thick photo frames with intricate designs to keep guests staring. Depending on the type of frame you get, you can also spray paint them to match your wedding colors.

  1. Bride & Groom Chairs

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[Photo Credit: Kathleen Hertel Photography]

One of the most popular ways that we see brides and grooms decorate their chairs is by using signage. You can make one similar to Munzer and Munzer’s chair signs (seen above) by drilling a hole on each side of a sturdy piece of wood and tying rope or colored ribbon around it. Then using a calligraphy stencil you can paint in the word “Mr.” Use the same method to create the “Mrs.” sign and no will be able to tell you made it yourself! Pick the font style and colors that match your wedding to give it a personal twist. Lastly drape your veil and his jacket over the corners for some added décor.

  1. Seating Charts

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[Photo Credit: Kathleen Hertel Photography]

Gone are the days where you absolutely need to have individual escort cards. Kent Manor Inn has been seeing more and more seating charts like the one pictured above. Putting all of your guests and their table numbers on one big chart can save you time and money! You can make your own seating chart like Nina and Brian did with the use of a colored window marker and an old, rustic window pane. Find a marker and window pane that fits your wedding’s style to customize the look. Another option is to use a large chalkboard and white marker if the chalk style follows your theme.

Whatever DIY project you chose to do for your wedding, rest assured that the always-attentive staff at the beautiful waterfront venue of Kent Manor Inn is ready and waiting to help your vision unfold on your big day!

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